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1868 Massachusetts Response to Dredd Scott and Kansas Constitution Freed Slaves
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This listing is an interesting pair of pages from the book of Senate records documenting two important resolutions by the Massachusetts Legislature in 1868.

  • Relative to the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States in the case of Scott versus Sandford. This act reaffirmed Massachusetts’ prohibition of slavery, stated that Massachusetts would not abide by the Supreme Court’s ruling, and stated that all Massachusetts citizens regardless of color were entitled to the rights, privileges, and immunities of citizenship.
  • Relative to the admission of Kansas into the Union as a State. This act states that the Lecompton Constitution proposed for Kansas, which included limits on the rights of freed slaves, was not an acceptable proposal and that approving it without the consent of the people of Kansas was treasonous.

These items are the actual pages from the 1868 Senate Proceedings Book.

The resolutions are in very good condition. They were originally bound in book form which is apparent on the left edge. The angled edges indicate the pages were trimmed at some point in their long lives. As expected of documents this old, they have foxing, light stains, and small creases on their edges. Please review the included photos of the actual items to make a complete determination of their condition.


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